Discover Lhasa Tour will sanction you the enjoyable memories of the historical and ancient city of Lhasa. Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet is considered as the heart of Tibet and is filled with distinct history, culture, and tradition. The legendary Potala Palace dominates the skyline with its Powerful and ancient architecture. The uncountable number of monasteries and temples of the city such as the great Jokhang Temple and Drepung allow the visitors to experience the real Tibetan Buddhism in this Discover Lhasa tour. The trip to these ancient monasteries and temples will provide you with a sense of wonder for years to come! Discover Lhasa tour is a comfortable tour. The neat and clean hotel accommodations will be provided in this tour which is centrally located and conveniently close to nearly all the major attractions in Lhasa. Although Lhasa is not a huge city, it is a small and bustling city where you really hard to get bored since there are so much to over joy the sceneries. This would be the memorable outing for anybody who visits.
Fly to Lhasa, about 1 hour flight offer panoramic Himalayan views including Mt. Everest. And other mountains ranges. Pick up from Gonggar airport, after finished immigration formalities it takes about 1 hour 30 minutes drive along 93 km road leading to Lhasa. It is advisable to rest in Hotel.
Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. The present one was built by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. It became known as the "Winter Palace" by the 1750, when the 7th Dalai Lama built the Norbulingka Park as his summer residence. fter that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace in this summer palace for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment. Later, visit Sera Monastery which is dedicated to the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tsong Khapa. Jamchen Chojey, one of Tsong Khapa's disciples built the monastery in 1419 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The monastery was named Sera which mean wild rose in the Tibetan language, because the hill behind it was covered with wild roses in bloom when the monastery was built.
Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery. "Drepung" means "the hill of rice', because this white Monastery looks like a big hill of rice in Tibetan. This monastery occupies an area of 150,000 square meters with 7700 lamas and becomes the largest monastery in Asia. After that, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Pilgrims come here to pay homage from all over Tibet. Take a leisure walk at Barkhor Street, located in the heart of Lhasa circling the Jokhang Temple. It means a pilgrim's inner circuit, and is the earliest street of old Lhasa city.
Departure transfer to the airport for onwards journey
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